There's nothing quite like a perfectly cooked and thinly sliced flank steak. But what takes a steak dinner from good to amazing are the great sides. From classic salads to grilled veggies, delicious sauces to baked potatoes and everything in between, if you're wondering what to serve with flank steak, here are the top 50 mouthwatering photos and recipes.
Flank steak is a tough cut of beef that when cut across the grain of the meat, serves up tender and juicy. Need inspiration? Here are some of my favorite flank steak marinades, rubs and recipes.)
A good side salad really completes a steak dinner. These vibrant salad recipes use big bold flavours like Thai dressing, olive oil + balsamic vinegar, blue cheese and citrus juice to bring great flavors to your menu and really compliment this lean and flavorful cut of beef.
Plus, leftover or extra dressing makes a good marinade for your favorite steaks. The acidity in most salad dressings really help tenderize the long muscle fibres of flank steak.
A flank steak begs for something flavorful and fun but if you prefer a more familiar side dish, a traditional Caesar salad with Parmesan cheese or a classic wedge salad with blue cheese pair really well with all steak dinners.
Not just for health, vegetables make our dinner plate look gorgeous and the right veggie side dishes compliment the best marinaded flank steaks. When you're wondering what to serve with flank steak, veggies should always be at the top of your list.
Pick from Mediterranean or smoked flavours, a veggie potato or retro cheese casserole, elegant rapini or homestyle Southern collard greens to create the perfect match with your fave steak recipe. These delicious side dishes are quick and easy and make you feel great.
Other easy and great side dishes include onion rings or green peas that can be quickly cooked from frozen.
It doesn't get any more traditional than steak and mushrooms! Mushrooms are quick and easy to cook while giving great texture and earthy flavor to a juicy flank steak, London broil or a New York strip steak. Get fancy and stuff them or make an easy recipe of garlic butter sautéed shrooms. (If you love mushrooms, you've gotta try this AMAZING mushroom soup and the warm and comforting mushroom lentil stew.)
Potatoes + Fries
Creamy mashed potatoes pair well as do all of these tasty potato recipes. Beyond a plain baked potato (which is fine too), try classic French fries (steak frites), home fries, twice baked, au gratin or classic American potato salad. One of these is guaranteed to be a perfect partner with your juicy grilled steak.
Sweet potatoes make another fantastic steak side dish. Make whole baked sweet potatoes or sweet potato fries for a sweet and salty starch side.
Don't forget to boil and reduce any excess marinade to drizzle over your finished steak and potatoes.
Rice + Risotto
Rice is so versatile and compliments recipes from around the world. Spanish, Italian, Carribean and Asian flavours are easy to coax from rice pilaf or risotto. Even paella works well if you've got a Spanish flavoured steak marinade.
Gnocchi + Pasta
Instead of potatoes, consider serving dishes like pasta and gnocchi with sliced steak for an elegant evening meal. Flank steak, a tough cut of meat, gets sliced up thin, making it tender and juicy. Perfect for serving alongside herb flecked sides of fluffy gnocchi or tender noodles.
Seafood Sides For Surf 'n Turf
If you're wondering what to serve with flank steak, seafood recipes are an ideal side dish for all your favourite steak recipes. Grilled prawns, fried crab cakes or miso baked oysters will all elevate this steak dinner to Friday night status. Steamed seafood with garlic butter is delicious too. This flavourful cut of beef goes particularly well with juicy seafood whether you cook them up on the grill or under the broiler.
Tacos + Beans + Salsa
Wondering what else goes with flank steak? Whether you go Italian or Southwest, these beans, salsa and tortillas, will make your beef flank steak better than any filet mignon around! Fresh tortillas transform a good flank or skirt steak into steak fajitas, tacos and more with chili powder, garlic powder and other great flavours. If going with the Italian beans, pair it up with green salad and Italian dressing for an easy and perfect dinner.
Sauces + Marinades
Sauces are a great side dish for flank steak. Serve on the side to dip into or slather them over a hot steak to let them melt over. From sweet and sticky blackberry barbecue sauce to bright, herbal chimichurrie, creamy melted compound butter or luxurious, rich bacon aioli, there are lots of great flavor bombs here to up your flank steak game!
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